(1/24/2008) Right-hander Hector Carrasco and left-hander Casey Fossum agreed to minor league contracts with the Pirates on Thursday. Both pitchers were invited to spring training. Carrasco and Fossum are among eight non-roster pitchers with major league experience invited to Pirates camp. The others are right-handers T.J. Beam, Adam Bernero, Elmer Dessens, Masumi Kuwata, Mike Thompson and Jaret Wright. Kuwata, a former Japanese star who turns 40 in April, pitched in 19 games for Pittsburgh last season before being designated for assignment Aug. 14.
Carrasco signs with Nationals
(7/20/2007)The Sports Xchange reports RP Hector Carrasco signed a minor league contract with the Nationals and reported to Triple-A Columbus.
Carrasco waived by Angels
(7/11/2007) The Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday requested unconditional release waivers on right-hander Hector Carrasco, who was designated for assignment last week.
Carrasco designated by Angels
(7/3/2007) The AL West-leading Angels designated right-hander Hector Carrasco for assignment Tuesday and recalled right-hander Chris Resop from Triple-A Salt Lake. The 37-year-old Carrasco was 2-1 with a 6.57 ERA in one start and 28 relief appearances this season. He signed with the Angels as a free agent Dec. 2, 2005. The Angels have 10 days to trade, release or send him to the minors.
RP Carrasco earns the win
(6/21/2007) Hector Carrasco (2-1) earned the win on Wednesday against Houston, retiring his only batter. Scot Shields allowed three hits in the eighth, but struck out Eric Bruntlett and Craig Biggio with the bases loaded to work out of trouble. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two, to seal Los Angeles' sixth victory in eight games.
It's time to cut RP Carrasco
(5/28/2007) Hector Carrasco has given up runs in four of his past six appearances.
RP Carrasco gets the gate
(5/14/2007) Angels reliever Hector Carrasco and manager Mike Scioscia were ejected by plate umpire Alfonso Marquez with the score tied at six in the seventh inning on Sunday after Carrasco hit Ian Kinsler in the helmet with a slow curve. Carrasco called the ejection "unbelievable. It was a breaking pitch. I'm not going to hit somebody in the head in that situation. If I'm going to hit him, I'd hit him in the leg or the arm," Carrasco said.
Hector Carrasco ejected Sunday
(5/13/2007) Los Angeles Angels pitcher Hector Carrasco and manager Mike Scoscia were ejected in the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers after the right-hander hit Ian Kinsler with a pitch.
Rain messes with Angels rotation
(4/15/2007) A rainout Sunday likely moves Ervin Santana to Monday morning in Boston on Patriots Day, which could also be affected by weather. Jered Weaver (shoulder) is slated to return the following game, while Joe Saunders could be moved back to keep John Lackey on regular rest Wednesday. Saunders will remain in the rotation until Bartolo Colon (shoulder, might return next weekend) and Kelvim Escobar (elbow) are both ready, but he could be skipped this week. Dustin Moseley is likely out of rotation at this point. Hector Carrasco's spot start was a one-shot deal and he is nothing more than a middle reliever again.
Carrasco walks six in loss
(4/14/2007) Hector Carrasco (0-1) allowed three runs -- one earned -- and two hits with six walks in 3 1/3 innings Saturday at Boston; he struck out four.
Carrasco to make emergency start
(4/13/2007) According to MLB.com, the Angels placed SP Kelvim Escobar on the 15-day DL Friday because of irritation in his pitching shoulder. The move has been made retroactive to April 9. Hector Carrasco will take Escobar's start on Saturday against the Red Sox.
H. Carrasco pitches three innings
(3/30/2007) Hector Carrasco allowed a run and three hits in three innings to get the victory over the Dodgers Thursday.
Moseley a starter, Carrasco not
(3/28/2007) Angels manager Mike Scioscia officially named RHP Dustin Moseley the Angels' fifth starter on Wednesday. RHP Hector Carrasco, who was also competing for the final spot in the team's rotation while Jered Weaver recovers from a biceps injury, will open the season in the bullpen.
Moseley closes in on fifth spot
(3/28/2007) The Los Angeles Times reports that Angels pitcher Dustin Moseley has the edge on Hector Carrasco for the fifth and final spot in the rotation after giving up two runs on eight hits in six innings of work against the White Sox on Tuesday. He struck out six and walked one. Moseley is now 2-0 with a 2.29 ERA in 19 2/3 innings. Carrasco will likely end up in the bullpen. "(Moseley has) taken some huge strides toward it," manager Mike Scioscia said of the final rotation spot.
Carrasco, Moseley battling for spot
(3/26/2007) MLB.com reports that Angels pitchers Hector Carrasco and Dustin Moseley are the two candidates up for the No. 5 spot in the team's rotation. Carrasco has a 1.93 ERA in five spring appearances (four starts) while Moseley's ERA is at 1.98 in two starts (four games). "We'll see how Mose comes out on Tuesday," manager Mike Scioscia said; Carrasco will pitch Thursday against the Dodgers. "It's between him and Carrasco. We'll have both of them ready on the sixth (of April, when the No. 5 pitcher would be needed)."
Carrasco allows two runs to Chi Sox
(3/17/2007) Angels P Hector Carrasco allowed four hits, two walks and two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Sunday against the White Sox. Carrasco now has a 2.03 ERA in four spring starts that have totaled 13 1/3 innings.
Carrasco shuts down Royals
(3/13/2007) Angels RP Hector Carrasco lowered his spring ERA to 1.12 while throwing four scoreless innings monday. He gave up four hits and struckout three to pick up the 11-4 win against the Royals.
Angels look for pitching options
(3/7/2007) Angels right-hander Jered Weaver admits he expects to miss at least one start at the beginning of the season. Weaver reported to camp with a tired shoulder and mild biceps tendinitis after pitching 200 innings last season between Triple-A and the majors. He has been on a throwing program similar to Bartolo Colon's this spring and has yet to throw off a mound. Manager Mike Scioscia admitted "the clock is ticking," and Weaver might not be ready to open the season in the Angels' rotation if he doesn't progress to throwing off a mound soon. If Weaver is not ready to take his turn in the rotation, Scioscia said the Angels would probably not turn to veteran left-hander Darren Oliver as a spot starter, preferring to keep him in the bullpen. Swing man Hector Carrasco and Chris Bootcheck and Dustin Moseley are more likely candidates to take Weaver's turn.
Carrasco bails out Escobar
(9/27/2006) Kelvim Escobar (11-14) allowed five runs on seven hits in 1 2/3 innings Tuesday -- his shortest outing of the season -- dropping Los Angeles into a hole from which it never recovered. He was replaced by Hector Carrasco, who went 5 1/3 innings, the longest outing by an Angels' reliever this season.
Win No. 4 for Hector Carrasco
(8/20/2006) Hector Carrasco (4-3) got the win, allowing three hits over 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter John Lackey on Saturday against Seattle.
Hector Carrasco wins in relief
(8/16/2006) Carrasco allowed an earned run and two hits in the seventh inning of Tuesday's game at Texas, as he picked up a win in relief to even his record at 3-3.
(7/22/2006) Hector Carrasco has allowed three earned runs his past two outings, although he has pitched at least two innings in both.
Carrasco improves with steady role
(7/3/2006) Hector Carrasco finished June as a full-time reliever after some early season spot starts. He did well in a secure role, holding batters to a .154 average and posting a 2.45 ERA.
Carrasco picks up cheap win
(5/24/2006) Hector Carrasco (1-2) got one out for the victory Tuesday night and Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances.
Carrasco records rare save
(5/13/2006) Hector Carrasco allowed a run and three hits over the final three innings Friday vs. the Mariners for his first save of the season.
Carrasco back to the bullpen
(5/8/2006) Kevin Gregg has earned his second start in place of Bartolo Colon, who is on the disabled list. Hector Carrasco, who has started three games, has been returned to the bullpen.
Carrasco back to the bullpen
(5/6/2006) Kelvim Escobar (blister) is replacing Hector Carrasco for Saturday's start at Toronto according to the Angels.
Carrasco solid in losing effort
(5/2/2006) Hector Carrasco (0-2), making his third start in place of injured Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon, allowed a run and three hits in six innings with three strikeouts and two walks Monday vs. Oakland. He retired his first 10 batters before Nick Swisher doubled into the right field corner and scored on a two-out single by Bobby Crosby.
Carrasco starting Mon., and Sat.?
(5/1/2006) With RHP Bartolo Colon unable to pitch for a third consecutive start Monday, RHP Hector Carrasco is the choice. Manager Mike Scioscia made the decision Sunday after thinking about it for several days.
Carrasco could be a candidate
(4/28/2006) Hector Carrasco is a candidate to make his third start in place of injured starter Bartolo Colon on Monday, but it's not certain he'll be the choice.
Carrasco unimpressive in Halos start
(4/26/2006) Hector Carrasco, starting in place of the injured Bartolo Colon for the second time, was ineffective again. He gave up five runs in five innings Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers after allowing three in three-plus innings last Thursday.
Carrasco slated for Tuesday
(4/23/2006) The team's official website reports Hector Carrasco will start Tuesday's game against the Tigers in place of the injured Bartolo Colon (shoulder). "As Hector gets more stretched out, he will be at the same limit as someone in the minor leagues," manager Mike Scioscia said. "We'll see where Bart is. It could be someone in the minor leagues, but we don't anticipate that."
Carrasco, Gregg vie for spot
(4/20/2006) Kevin Gregg worked four innings in relief of an ineffective Hector Carrasco on Thursday at Minnesota to pick up the win in his first appearance of the season. Coach Mike Scioscia did not say whether Carrasco or Gregg would fill Bartolo Colon's (shoulder) rotation spot in his next turn. "Let's let the dust settle," Scioscia said. "We don't have to make that decision (Thursday). We'll see how our staff lines up for the next couple days."
Carrasco makes start for Colon
(4/20/2006) Hector Carrasco took AL Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon's turn in the rotationon Thursday at Minnesota, a day after the Angels placed the right-hander on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. The 36-year-old Carrasco, on a 60-to-70 pitch limit, faced two batters in the fourth inning before giving the mound to Kevin Gregg. Carrasco, a reliever who had two stints with the Twins from 1998-2001 and was making only his seventh major league start among 567 appearances, gave up four hits, three runs and three walks while striking out four.
Carrasco will start on Thursday
(4/19/2006) The Los Angeles Angels placed right-hander Bartolo Colon on the disabled list Wednesday with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Right-hander Hector Carrasco will take Colon's turn in the rotation on Thursday.
Hector Carrasco won't make start
(4/11/2006) MLB.com reports Kelvim Escobar (fingernail) will make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Texas Rangers, so Hector Carrasco won't make a spot start.
Carrasco could get spot start
(4/9/2006) The Angels aren't sure if RHP Kelvim Escobar will make his next scheduled start, after he sustained a cracked nail on his middle finger in Friday night's victory. If he doesn't go, RHP Hector Carrasco will take his turn. "It's a little torn up now, so we're going to evaluate it and just take it day to day," manager Mike Scioscia said. "We're not sure if he's going to miss a start, but he has to be ready to go by Wednesday. If we have to make a decision, we'll have to do it as quickly as possible to prepare for whoever we're going to start."
Hector Carrasco makes season debut
(4/5/2006) Hector Carrasco made his Angels debut Tuesday with three shutout innings in relief. Manager Mike Scioscia has expressed confidence that the nine-year major league veteran will add quality depth to the bullpen.
Hector Carrasco has difficult spring
(3/28/2006) Hector Carrasco has had a tough spring, posting an 8.74 ERA. He has been starting every fifth day but will pitch in relief for the first time Wednesday. "I pitch fine in the bullpen, but I am trying to pitch different in the game," Carrasco said. "One of the problems is that I'm excited to show them what I can do."
Carrasco's command off Friday
(3/24/2006) Angels right-hander Hector Carrasco gave up seven hits and five runs in 3 2/3 innings on Friday vs. the Royals. It was the second consecutive outing in which Carrasco was hit hard. "It was obvious that his command was off," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He certainly has some things he's got to clean up."
Hector Carrasco needs work
(3/16/2006) Hector Carrasco has had trouble overthrowing the ball this spring and has left a lot of his pitches up in the zone. Carrasco, who likely will be used out of the Angels bullpen but has been starting just in case, has allowed six runs on 12 hits in 7 2/3 innings this spring. "I'm so excited to be with a new team," he said. "I'm trying to show everyone that I throw hard. But, I have to work on my location."
Hector Carrasco faces Barry Bonds
(3/10/2006) MLB.com reports Hector Carrasco allowed a run over 2 2/3 innings Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. He faced Barry Bonds in the contest. "I got excited when I faced Barry Bonds -- that was the first time I ever faced him," Carrasco said. "He is a great hitter; he is quick. I threw him some good pitches and he fouled them off." Carrasco struck out Bonds on a high inside fastball.
Carrasco makes Angels debut
(3/4/2006) Right-hander Hector Carrasco, who joined the Angels as a free agent in the hopes of being a starter, allowed three hits and one earned run in two innings of his first spring start. "I was kind of excited," Carrasco said. "I'm with a new team. I was rushing things a little bit." Carrasco, who was 5-4 with a 2.04 ERA in 64 relief appearances with Washington last year, figures to be one of several strong pieces in the Angels' bullpen this season after right-handed starter Jeff Weaver was signed early in camp.
Carrasco ticketed for bullpen
(2/23/2006) Jeff Weaver's addition locks up five rotation favorites for the Angels this spring: Bartolo Colon, John Lackey, Weaver, Ervin Santana and recovering Kelvim Escobar. "Acquiring this guy helps us three-fold," pitching coach Bud Black told the Orange County Register. "It strengthens our rotation, giving us stability and a veteran presence. It helps our bullpen, where (Hector) Carrasco now gives us an added arm. And it allows us to be more patient with little Weaver (aka Jered), Joe Saunders and Steven Shell, guys who can now all get the necessary Triple-A experience."
Carrasco to battle Escobar as No. 5?
(2/16/2006) Newcomer Hector Carrasco will now have to compete for the No. 5 spot in the Angels' rotation. The right-hander, 5-4 with a 2.04 ERA in 64 games with Washington last year, signed with the Angels with the hopes of settling into one of the five spots in the rotation. "I signed as a starter," said Carrasco, impressive in five starts late last season. "I've been in the bullpen a long time. I can do anything. Whatever they want me to do, I'll do."
Carrasco now ticketed for bullpen
(2/16/2006) Right-hander Jeff Weaver signed a one-year deal with the Angels on Wednesday, so Hector Carrasco's odds of making the rotation just got real long.
(2/15/2006) The Angels added free-agent right-hander Hector Carrasco, 36, coming off the best season of his 12-year major-league career. after he went 5-4 with a 2.04 ERA in 64 appearances for Washington, holding opponents to a .193 batting average. He started five games late in the season and went 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA in 27 2/3 innings. "We envision Hector as having a shot at our rotation," GM Bill Stoneman had said. "All that will be determined in spring training. Our scouts had good reports on him and they suggested him, in particular as a starter."
LAA signs Carrasco, as starter?
(12/2/2005) Pitcher Hector Carrasco, coming off his best season in a 12-year major-league career, agreed Friday to a $6.1 million, two-year contract with the Angels. The 36-year-old right-hander was 5-4 with a 2.04 ERA in 64 appearances with the Nationals, allowing only 59 hits in 88 1/3 innings and limiting opponents to a .193 batting average. He was 4-3 with a 2.04 ERA in 62 2/3 innings in 59 appearances as a reliever and 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA in 27 2/3 innings while starting five games near the season's end.
Carrasco among Nats' SP fill-ins
(9/15/2005) Right-handed reliever Hector Carrasco made his second major-league start because RHP John Patterson was still recovering from a sinus infection and was unable to take his scheduled turn. Carrasco lasted four innings and 74 pitches, giving up two runs and striking out six. His other start came in 2000 with Boston.
H. Carrasco pitches Saturday
(8/20/2005) Carrasco walked one and struck out one at the Mets in two-thirds of an inning Saturday.
Hector Carrasco out Friday
(8/20/2005) Hector Carrasco was not available at the Mets Friday because of a shoulder contusion.
Carrasco amid scoreless streak
(5/9/2005) RHP reliever Hector Carrasco has worked a combined 15 scoreless innings in 15 appearances with Washington and Triple-A New Orleans, nine of those outings with the Nats. He has 14 strikeouts and only four walks over that span. He struck out the only batter he faced Sunday.
Carrasco headed to Washington
(4/20/2005) The Nationals are expected to purchase the contract of Hector Carrasco from Triple-A New Orleans to replaced the injured T.J. Tucker (groin).
Nationals bring in Carrasco
(12/24/2004) Hector Carrasco received an invitation to spring training as a non-roster player with the Nationals.
Carrasco denied arbitration
(12/8/2003) The Orioles did not offer Hector Carrasco arbitration before Sunday's deadline.